Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Now nearing the end of its complete cycle, The London Haydn Quartet presents Haydn String Quartets Op 76, his last (and perhaps greatest) set of six. This is the composer at his most sublimely, abundantly inventive, and the members of the LHQ, with their 'immaculate technique, urbane humanity and perfect period manners' (The Sunday Times), again prove ideal interpreters. Similarly fluent performances can also be taken for granted from The Brabant Ensemble and their director Stephen Rice in a collection of Josquin Motets and Mass movements, marking the quincentenary of the composer's death.
An occasional series dedicated to choice selections of our all-time favourite recordings—ones you might possibly have missed? This time: Haydn Symphonies Nos 101 & 102 from Roy Goodman and The Hanover Band (‘an unmitigated pleasure’—International Record Review), Funeral Odes by Franz Liszt from Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (‘highly recommended’—The Guardian), and Brahms Motets from the Corydon Singers (‘a must for any serious collector’—Organists' Review). If you don't know them already, a track from each is included on our monthly sampler which is free to download.
Two contrasting orchestral albums from Signum Classics this month. The BBC Philharmonic and conductor Jac van Steen have recorded A vision of the sea & other works by David Matthews: richly melodious music from one of the UK's leading symphonists. While Timelapse from the Orchestra of the Swan scythes through conventions of stylistic propriety to create a fascinating aural tapestry from some surprising source materials.